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Festival of My Birthday 2010

5 July 2010

Karen Birthday Cake 2010

Every year for my birthday, I like to take the whole month of July to celebrate.

This year I was particularly spoilt!

Wednesday: My husband took me out to see the musical Mamma Mia – which I’ve never seen before (no, not even the movie). I’m not a huge ABBA fan, but I loved it! It was so, so cool. I enjoyed the story, the music, the production, the set, costumes – everything! All the raving reviews about the show were true. It was an awesome night out!

Thursday: I organised a dim sum lunch with some close friends + babies. I ate chicken feet, fried squid and my other favourite dim sum delicacies to my heart’s content.

Friday: Organised a lunch by the river, with another bunch of girlfriends + babies. Then we sat in the park in the warm sun, chatting and watching our kids in the playground.

Friday Evening: We hosted a big dinner party for one side of our family. My husband made a delicious 3 course meal and my sister-in-law made some mouth watering carrot + walnut mini cakes with lemon cream cheese.

Saturday: My husband took me KAYAKING! I had told him that I wanted to do it ages ago, and he surprised me today. Will have pictures and the story posted up soon!

Saturday Evening: We were invited to a friend’s dinner party – ok perhaps we might have crashed it with my birthday. Our host made an amazing 3 course meal for 18 people – all by himself! Including vegetarian options! Thanks Shane!

Sunday: Dinner with my side of the family at our local Japanese restaurant. Mmmm I love vegetable tempura.

Karen Birthday 2010

I have a whole heap of other things lined up for this month. The next being – a holiday trip up North.

So yes, I’ve had a wonderful birthday week shared with loved ones. Thank you all who had left birthday messages and emails! I really appreciate your thoughts and well wishes. Hugs and kisses all around!